Culture Shock: Stories, Surf and Streetlight
There are two approaches to spending your time in Gainesville:
You can complain that “there’s nothing to do” and drown your sorrows in a 3-4-1 Long Island at Midtown every night, or you can embrace your precious time here in Hogtown and go explore.
Every week Culture Shock provides you with a few of the best happenings in the city that don’t involve blacking out, Study Edge or Netflix binging.
Gainesville, it’s time to culture yourself.
MUSIC + NIGHTLIFE
of Montreal Concert
Where: High Dive
When: Wednesday, March 30 at 8 p.m.
Why: The theatrical indie rock band, of Montreal, is visiting Gainesville during its 2016 spring tour of the south. They recently released a new album as well. Refresh your feelings for this band you loved in high school at the High Dive to cure your mid-week blues.
ARTS + ENTERTAINMENT
Story Slam: Everything Changes
Where: Keene-Flint Hall, room 50
When: April 7 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Why: Self Narrate, a Gainesville based story telling organization, will be holding a story telling event themed “everything changes.” The event will showcase six of Gainesville’s finest storytellers, three of whom are former TEDxUF speakers. Some of the stories include: life as one of the Lost Boys of Sudan and transgender narratives. We all love a good ol’ story.
FOOD + DRINK
First Friday Food Truck Rally
Where: Root & Pecker
When: Friday, April 1 from 5-9 p.m.
Why: Trucks serving food AND live music AND proceeds benefitting the Streetlight program? It’s like all of our favorite things are put into one fun and free event. Why, it IS all of our favorite things put into one fun and free event.
UF Surf Club: Learn to Surf
Where: Marineland Dolphin Adventure (St. Augustine, Florida)
When: Sunday, April 3 at 10 a.m.
Why: Have you always wanted to learn how to ride those gnarly waves? If you answered “ya dude” to that, this opportunity is for you! For $30, the UF surf club will provide anyone and everyone with the tools and knowledge needed to learn how to surf.